Blackberries: Planting With Best Fertilizer
In this post, we will know all about Blackberries
- About blackberries
- How to plant in a flowerpot
- Best caring tips with fertilizer
- Flowering & fruits time
About Blackberries: Blackberry is the most common fruit in the family of Rosaceae. Blackberry is an edible fruit, and the fruit colour is dark black after ripening. Fruits size grows up to 2 to 5 cm long, and at a time, it gives lots of blackberries. It has more familiar names like Morus nigra, Black raspberry, and dewberry, and over time it becomes Blackberry. It has lots of benefits for your health because it contains Fiber, Vitamin C, K B1, B2, E, and K with proteins (1.4gm).
How to Plant in Flowerpot: There are two methods for plantation, one by using seeds and another is cutting or grafting. In this post, we will know how to plant blackberries by using the grafted method. You can buy grafted plants from a nursery or online shop. Before buying, check out the roots of the plants with germinated leaves and branches. Always buy 6 to 8 inches plants and keep the grafted plants in the water (at least 2 to 3 hours). February is the best time for the plantation.
Prepare a Soil Potting: Making a good quality soil potting, take out the peat moss (25%), Perlite (25%), vermicompost (30%), worm casting (10%), garden lime (50gm), garden soil (10%). Mix it well and take out the large flowerpot or tray pot (size should be 10 to 15 inches with a depth of 7 to 9 inches).
Fill the soil mixture (50%) into the flower pot and pour some water. Dig a hole 5 to 7 inches and put the grafted plants into those holes, and cover the rooting part with a soil mixture. After all, give water properly and place the plants in full sunlight.
Within 5 to 7 days, new leaves and branches appear from the plants. If plants grow up to 8 to 9 inches, transplant them with a separate flower pot.
Remember: USDA hardiness zone should be 4-10, and the soil mixture should be slightly acidic to neutral. In a flowerpot, make sure drainage holes are available or not. If there are no holes at the surface, make 5 to 9 holes (Drainage holes are necessary). Cover the holes with a grenade or stones. Use a ceramic flowerpot. The distance between the grafted plants should be 4 to 5 inches.
Transplantation: Transplantation is not required if two plants are sown in a single flower pot; otherwise, choose a garden site (it depends on your choice). Use the same method for soil mixing and 5 to 6-hour of sunlight.
Best Caring Tips with Fertilizer:
- Watering: Give water properly during the growing season or always maintain well moisture in soil potting. During the summer season, give water after 1 to 2 days and 3 to 5 days in the winter season. Always use a spray water gun.
- Temperature: For the best result, keep the plants in full sunlight for at least 5 to 6 hours. Keep the plant in a place where the morning sunlight is good. Recommended temperature is 15°C to 20°C.
- Best Fertilizer: For the best result, give fertilizer after 30 to 40 days or before the growing season; fertilizer is necessary. You can add cow dung or the vermicompost and after fertilization, give water properly (fertilizer mixed with soil potting).
- Pruning: Pruning is required before the growing season. For pruning, June is the best time for pruning and cutting. Remove out the faded flower, leaves, and head of stems. Use gardening tools.
Flowering & Fruits Time: If you have planted the grafted plant in February or March, then flowers start blooming by July and August, and the flowers are white in colour. Each flower has 5 to 8 white petals, with the centre part in yellow/green shade. After flowering, the fruit begins. Initially, these fruits are pinkish with red colour and after ripening it turns into dark black.
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